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Creating Custom Attribute Types and Adding Custom Attributes

Creating Custom Attribute Types and Adding Custom Attributes

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Before custom attributes can be used, custom attribute types must be defined in the Modeling Options dialog.

 

mouse_24 Exercise 83: Create a custom attribute type, add a custom attribute to an element, and assign values to the custom attribute.

 

BTN_AR131. Open the Custom Attributes Exercise model.
BTN_AR132. On the Model tab of the ribbon, click on Modeling Options. The Modeling Options dialog will open.
BTN_AR133. Select the Custom Attribute Types tab and click New... The New Custom Attribute Type dialog will open.
BTN_AR134. Type in the Name "Document ID" and select Number from the drop-down list:

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BTN_AR135. Click OK to accept the properties.
BTN_AR136. In the Modeling Options dialog, go to the Model Elements tab. Select the Activity element type and click View... The Element Type dialog will open.
BTN_AR137. Switch to the Custom Attribute Types tab and click Add... The Add Custom Attribute Type dialog will open.
BTN_AR138. Select Document ID from the list and click OK.
BTN_AR139. Click OK to close the Element Type dialog and again OK to close the Modeling Options dialog.
BTN_AR1310. Now the custom attribute type is defined. Double-click the Standard Reports element on the diagram to open the element properties dialog.
BTN_AR1311. Switch to the Custom Attributes tab.
BTN_AR1312. Select the Value column on the Document ID row and type in the value 1234.
BTN_AR1313. Click OK to close the dialog.

For creating more complex custom attributes, such as attribute sets or enumerated lists, see QPR Modeling Client - User's Guide for instructions.